Performs highly responsible management and administrative work directing and coordinating all functions of the Public Works Department. Provides executive level administration and direction for city divisions including Utilities, Engineering, Solid Waste, Streets, Fleet Maintenance and other functions as assigned. Work is performed under the executive direction of the City Manager.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Plans, evaluates and directs divisional policies, programs and operations through the supervision of division managers.
Directs the preparation and implementation of departmental budgets; develops operational work plans with goals and objectives for each functional area of responsibility.
Coordinates work activities and programs with other City programs and projects.
Evaluates division activities through review of work plans, conferences and inspections.
Represents the City and/or the department by preparing and presenting information to City Commission,City advisory boards, clubs, civic groups and other forums.
Provides technical and policy information and assistance to staff members, other City agencies, City boards/committees and citizens.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Manages subordinate professional and office staff. Is responsible for overall direction, coordination and evaluation of assigned personnel. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the City's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree in Engineering with a Master's degree in Engineering, Public Administration or a closely related field; supplemented by extensive and progressively responsible experience (7 – 10 years) in all phases of municipal public works; or an equivalent combination of training and experience, with a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree. Must be licensed as a Professional Engineer with the State of Florida or with the ability to obtain within one (1) year of employment.
Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Required Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and supervision of a diverse workforce.
Knowledge of public works functions, processes and practices, and their application in a municipal environment.
Knowledge of the methods by which public works infrastructure is established and maintained.
Knowledge of equipment, tools and supplies required to accomplish operations in a varied public works organization.
Knowledge of administrative and management issues encountered during construction projects.
Knowledge of City operations related to completion of necessary paperwork.
Ability to meet attendance requirements.
Ability to plan, direct and coordinate a wide range of public works functions and activities.
Ability to supervise a large number of employees through departmental supervisors.
Ability to create a positive image to the public relative to public works programs.
Ability to coordinate major projects with the City and contractors.
Ability to troubleshoot problems that may arise regarding payments, coordination or other public works activities.
Ability to maintain relevant records related to public works functions and activities.
Ability to maintain satisfactory working relationships with employees, government officials, private organizations, and the general public.
Ability to supervise professional and clerical staff, including assignment of work and review of same.
Ability to work independently and exercise considerable independent judgment.
Ability to be effective in written and oral communication in contacts with local, state and federal officials and the general public.
In the event of a peacetime emergency, full time permanent employees will be required to assist in performance of essential functions.
The City of Ormond Beach, located in northeast Volusia County on Florida’s eastern coastline, has a population of approximately 40,000 residents. Ormond Beach is adjacent to Daytona Beach, 40 minutes south of St. Augustine, and one hour northeast of Orlando. Ormond Beach is a friendly community featuring nationally accredited schools and mild temperatures. Residents and tourists alike enjoy an a...bundance of cultural and recreational opportunities, special events, over 35 parks, the Intracoastal Waterway, and miles of beautiful beaches.